Christensen Development was formed in 2003 as an urban infill and historic renovation development company based in Des Moines, Iowa.


Christensen Development is known for solving very complex financial development challenges and for taking on unique projects with lots of moving parts and multiple stakeholders with varying interests.  What sets Christensen Development apart as a commercial developer is their interest in projects that make dynamic contributions to neighborhoods - whether as additions to existing 18 hour vitality or as catalysts for future contributions to urban vibrancy. Unique projects with big downtown impact have become a Christensen Development trademark. Ventures developed or co-developed by Christensen Development include the Des Moines Social Club, American Enterprise Group, Raygun, Zombie Burger, AP Transfer Lofts, Della Viti Wine Bar, Liberty Building, and many more.


The company  makes extraordinary efforts in community engagement as demonstrated by its representation on the boards of the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dowling Catholic High School, Urban Land Institute, Downtown Community Alliance, and Operation Downtown among others.


Christensen Developmentā€™s accomplishments in commercial development are as impressive as is its commitment to active citizenry.



Des Moines Social Club

American Enterprise Group

Hotel Grinnell


Harbach Lofts


Historic Tax Credits

Enterprise Zone Credits

Incentive Negotiation

Tax Increment Consulting & Financing


Liberty National Bank

Central State Bank

Lincoln Savings Bank

West Bank

New Market Tax Credits

Development/Construction Management

Third Party Construction Verification

Fee Developer